So here is page 1
The next few pages have evolved. And I started to take photos as they moved and changed. Which is quite cool. So...
The next stage was photographed using a flash so you can see the glitter. And spot what else was added
And finally - the finished product
Here is the third page which first had a coat of gesso painted on
I made my own stencil letters by cutting out my dienamics letters and inking over the spaces. Added some Stickles dots and writing but for a long time it just wasn't done. Kept tinkering about
Much prefer it now. Louder lines with a sharpie pen. White paint circles and a little washi tape. Stickles all over.
one of the Creative Jumpstart videos was about just letting paint be swooshed and dripped and splattered and then see what you can see. In the vid the resultant flower shapes were left there and the rest of the colour was gessoed out but I did something different.
Here is my finished painted bit.
I looked and first all I could see was a mess
And then I saw a tree just left of centre. So I outlined that and then added a stamped title and a quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer about waiting and seeds. And I loved it
After adding the writing I saw more trees and bushes so outlined them too
My favourite page so far.
Except that I then decided that the title needed some white. And I went for enamel dots. Which has turned out to be a bit of a mistake. So this page still needs some evolving.
And I do too.
The pattern of life that I have developed here needs to evolve and change - one of the things I have realised is that there is an awful lot of time taken up with meeting with other people in various ways. Which is fabulous! But I am an introvert and do need times on my own to recharge my batteries. I am hoping to evolve my art journal to be a place of spiritual reflection and creative prayer - my last page points the way towards that and I need to find a way to make space to do it.